Woodland sage

Salvia nemorosa 'Amethyst'

Woodland sage - Salvia nemorosa  'Amethyst'

Common Name: Woodland sage
Genus: Salvia
Species: nemorosa
Cultivar: 'Amethyst'

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Good for wildlife

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.60 m (60 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple, Lilac
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

Slender spires of lilac-purple flowers appear from July to September above clumps of aromatic mid-green leaves. This salvia is perfect for adding a splash of colour and vertical interest at the front of a well-drained herbaceous border or gravel garden and looks equally at home in a cottage garden or Mediterranean scheme. It will cope with some shade but is happiest in full sun. The flowers are a magnet for butterflies and bees.

  • Garden care: To prolong flowering remove the flower spikes as soon they start to fade. Apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant in spring.

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